……traditional dish from Cameroon. Made from grated coco yams, wrapped in coco yam leaves and seasoned with assorted meat and dry fish.
I just found out that the A team, Ikenna Azuike and Mollie Balogun have another video out. Hilarious!
You will love this!!!!
You have got to see this!!!
How to catch a white man, tips from Lady Lolitttaaaaa!
Over the Febuary half term, I drove to Manchester spending the night in budget Travelodge Hotel near the Manchester City Airport. Perhaps, on another occasion, I will write about my stay itself at the two star hotel. A friend said, you get what you pay for! That summarizes, in a nutshell, the night spent at the Travelodge.
The next day was spent touring the expansive grounds of the Old Trafford. It was a truely amazing experience to share in history of such a great club: Manchester United. Here is what I wrote about it. An amazing visit, well worth the experience for supporters and cynics of the club.
A version was published on www.tellng.com/blog.
Hope you like it.
On Thursday the 21st of March, Dr. Justin Welby will be enthroned as the new Archbishop of Canterbury. He will become the spiritual leader of 77 million Christians in more than 160 countries across the world. In the West, particularly the UK,the religious leaders are constantly under pressure to dilute the Truth of the gospel by being non discriminative with their exposition of the Bible. The Press are keen to find out Dr Welby’s political leanings and his views on same sex marriage.
Below are excerpts from the Daily Mail and the Guardian. They give an insight into the sort of leader he would be.
On Sex outside Marriage
‘My understanding of sexual ethics has been that, regardless of whether it’s gay or straight, sex outside marriage is wrong. Now that gets me into all kinds of difficulty.
We don’t have to be obsessive. The trouble is in the Church we get totally hooked on sexual sin. It’s not the thing that most concerns me’.
On Same Sex Marriage
The Archbishop said the Government’s same-sex marriage plan, which is being championed by David Cameron, was ‘a bad piece of legislation’. (Emphasis mine).Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294686/Archbishop-Canterbury-Justin-Welby-reveals-fears-following-father-alcoholism.html#ixzz2NtHClKXK
It is refreshing to note that the Archbishop chose a prayer pilgrimage that would see him visit five cities and six cathedrals – missing Pope Francis’s inauguration in Rome- ahead of his on the 21st. It is certain this Archbishop will serve God in a refreshingly different way. Let’s pray for Archbishop Justin Welby and his family as he takes up perhaps the most difficult job on the planet. Let’s pray that he will be a Voice for Christ.
Domestic abuse is far more prevalent than we realise. In the UK, one on four women is likely to be a victim of domestic abuse at some point or the other in her life time. Domestic violence is not one we enjoy talking about, yet we all know someone, maybe two, who are victims of abusive relationships. What do we do to help our loved ones come out of tyranical and abusive relationships? Most women who stay in these relationships are not spineless, they may have lost the confidence in themselves to believe that they deserve better.
Any woman who allows her man to hit her again and again, any woman who makes excuses for her man when he is unreasonably violent, any woman who puts who with ‘nonsense’ from a man, ought to read this and say ‘ENOUGH,I deserve more!
This article is for those who ought to pack their bags TODAY. If that is you, your life is more important, just leave. Dont spend time packing pots and pans, just leave with your life, a mobile phone and a debit card (if you have one). Things will sort themselves out. If you are in the UK, please start by visiting www.refuge.org.uk or http://www.womensaid.org.uk/ or call free phone 0808 2000 247 now.
A variant of this article was published on the 5th of March 2013 on www.tellng.com.
The question though is why do women remain in abusive relationships. Aside from sensational headlines, domestic abuse is more rampant and perhaps under reported than any other crime in Nigeria. Unsympathetic policing and mixed societal messages which blame the woman for her misfortunes make it hard for a woman to seek help. Tinuke (not real name) stayed in her abusive marriage for five years till she decided she had had enough. Asking her why she stayed for so long, she said she lacked the strength to walk away. Over the course of the marriage, she admitted that she believed the names her husband called her. When she was called, ‘stupid’ and ‘idiot’ she accepted it was her. Anita is also spoke candidly about why she remained with her abusive husband for eleven years. She said when she married him, she signed a life contract and life to her meant life. Even though, he started to hit her whilst she was pregnant, she felt prayers and counselling would sort things out. Change in his character was always short lived. It did not seem God was ready to sort her husband out, she left after a night of beating in her 15th year.
I wanted to post the interview (series of conversations more like it) I did with the Kayodes here. You might have read it on www.tellng.com. It was published on the 6th March 2012. I have to say that I have met successful black people, but Helen and Churchill are different. They are warm and giving. Very open and willing to come to your level and discuss with you.
I got a lot of life tips from them. I learnt from them to constantly examine my own prejudices. If you think you can, you can. If you think you cant, you cant. A desire to become active in my community is something else that stuck from our conversations. Helen and Churchill are passionate volunteers in Citizens Advise Bureau, CHAS, Woodside Park Garden Surburb Residents Association amongst other places where they have served honourably and faithfully.
I hope their life story inspires and extends you. A little bit.